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Maine Council of Churches Stands in Solidarity With Our Muslim Sisters and Brothers

As people of faith, we condemn the Supreme Court decision to uphold the administration’s travel ban on people from several mostly Muslim countries

Denominations Condemn Separation Of Families

The Maine Council of Churches opposes, in the strongest terms, the policy of separating children from their parents at the southern US border and is grateful that President Trump has issued an executive order ending the practice after an outcry from leaders

MCC Executive Director condemns Use of Romans 13

Executive Director condemned the U.S. Attorney General for using Romans 13 as a defense to justify separating children and their parents at the southern border.
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Maine Faith Leaders Speak Out Against Cuts to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Maine Faith Leaders Speak Out Against Cuts to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Maine faith leaders host drug overdose death vigil at State House

Faith leaders gathered in Augusta on Wednesday to host a vigil for the hundreds of people in Maine lost last year to drug overdoses.

A Moral Response to the Opioid Epidemic: An Interfaith Vigil

Join us on Wednesday, April 11, 8:30 a.m. – Noon, at the Maine State House in Augusta. People of faith are invited to join us in a prayerful witness to the need for compassion and funding so that Mainers affected by the opioid crisis can receive treatment, benefit from harm reduction measures, and gain access to insurance through the expansion of Medicaid.  Stand with us as we line the halls of the State House in silent witness to the 418 lives lost to overdose in Maine last year.  Then join your voices with ours in prayer and song in the rotunda as we call for a moral budget that saves lives and offers hope.

HOW LONG, O LORD?

As congregations here in Maine gathered to mark the beginning of Lent with the sign of ashes—ashes that remind us of our mortality and of our need for repentance—students, teachers, administrators, families and first responders in Parkland and Coral Springs, Florida, suffered a horrific and unthinkable tragedy

Protecting God’s Creation

MCC Board President Bonny Rodden and Rep. Betty Austin discuss solar and food waste bills at the Environmental Priorities Coalition breakfast at the Statehouse.

Maine Faith Leaders: GOP Tax Plan ‘Neither Just Nor Moral’

The rally comes as the Senate prepares to vote on the bill later this week.

Initiative Aims To Clear Up Stereotypes, Misconceptions About New Mainers

Fowsia Musse during a recent Communities Against Hate meeting in Lewiston.
by SUSAN SHARON / MAINE PUBLIC / NOV 6, 2017